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what antibiotics are used for sinus infections

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not a placebo: Amoxicillin is commonly used for sinusitis and should work well.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infections: Find out what you are allergic to and treat that. An ENT doctor can help you. They can also see if you have an anatomical abnormality which predispose ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Culture: A culture may be sent by your ENT specialist. The other causes include ciliary disorders. The use of nasal saline may be useful in decreasing pain and ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Minimum 7-10 days: hoever, 2-3 weeks can be considered normal.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Advocare +meds: Hi ~ I looked this up the other day because another person asked. I did not see anything in the ingredients that would cause any problem with your med ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
No Advocare: I would not use Advocare. It is not FDA approved. It isn't proven to be safe or effective. Also, there are no "quick fixes" for weight control, gettin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: You need a proper diagnosis. If you have a sinus infection it is properly diagnosed with a ct scan. If you have chronic sinusitis, you may need surg ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus infection: Not sure about what you are asking, but here is my attempt. Iv (intravenous) drip is not really used for sinus infection. Normal saline which is the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If the infection is caused by bacteria, Doxycycline is an effective antibiotic -- however, most sinus infections are viral and will resolve on their o ... Read More

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